Red Hot Mess Challenge

What do you do when you receive a donation of a LARGE bolt of red knit fabric and a TUB full of tape measures? How about a challenge?! Our Special Events team created a fun challenge to find ways to incorporate both into any kind of project our members could dream of.… Read the rest

Summer Sewing Inspiration

Are you thinking about summer sewing?  We are!  We reached out to a few of our members and asked if they had any summer inspiration to share.  Whether you are looking for machine embroidery, quilting, garments, bags or even beading and weaving, we have a few ideas to get your summer creative juice flowing!… Read the rest

After the Masks

When COVID sent us all inside, our minds were consumed with questions like


We needed something to combat all kinds of feelings.  Fear.  Boredom.  Lack of purpose.  And we had to find the solution to those feelings within the confines of our own homes.

Because we sew, many of us found the solace we needed right inside our sewing room. … Read the rest

2014 Retreat Pictures

Roxanne sent me these pictures of the Annual Chapter Retreat at Cedar Mills Resort on Lake Texoma.

Looks like they had a lot of fun together and finished quite a few outfits too!


Becky working on her new shirt.


Becky T-shirt

Dinner Friday night

Friday Night Dinner




Robin & Kathy

Robin and Kathy

Robin + Sisters

Robin and sisters

Robins Sis & Sandy

Robin and sister Sandy




Sandy Ironing

Snow skirt prototype

The Snow skirt prototype

TJ & Mollie-

TJ hand sewing

TJ hand sewing her coat

TJ new Coat

TJ’s new coat

TJ New Skirt

TJ’s new skirt

Friday dinner all--

Everyone in the picture, including Roxanne!… Read the rest

Annual Luncheon Pictures

Last weekend was our annual luncheon and election of Officers for the Chapter Advisory Board.

The new CAB officers for 2014 are:

President — Markita Gumble
1st Vice President — Debby Bowles
2nd Vice President — Sheryl Belson
Secretary — Marlene Dreyer
Treasurer — Carol Hamilton

We had a great time.… Read the rest

Great Times at our first Plano ASG Shop Hop!

shophopftOn Saturday, September 21, eight sewing buddies forged a trail through Golden D’Or Fabrics, Benno’s Buttons and White Rock Weaving Center.

It was a great time of shopping together, finding new retailers, seeing new fabrics, trims and skills.  We conspired to spend each other’s money while dreaming of just how this fabric would work with that trim on who knows what project! … Read the rest

Material Girls pictures

Here are some pictures of the Material Girls August and September meetings.

In August played with several dye techniques, salt, sugar resist, bleeding tissue paper and Tulip dyes.




In September: “Laurel Iakovakis taught us paper piecing [to make a hot pad]. A very fun class. We are all experts thanks to Laurel.”Read the rest

New Pictures from Material Girls and Hoopla Sisters

We have new pictures in from our Neighborhood Groups. The pictures can be viewed here or in the Gallery. The Gallery has been updated for improved ease of use.

Pam Walker sent me pictures of the Material Girls meeting in July:

Marlene Dreyer showed us how to marble on fabric using shave cream.Read the rest

Our Neighborhood Groups in Action

Material Girls

This is Debbie Bowles’ braided rug she finished from the April Material Girls class.
The July class of the Material Girls will be Fabric Painting. Please note that the location of the class is to be announced due to remodeling at Plano Sewing Center.


The Material Girls’ May program: Creative Zippers led by Debby Bowles.… Read the rest

New Neighborhood Group Pictures

Debby Bowles sent me these pictures of Louise Schubert’s Wet Felting Demo in Crowley Park, on Saturday May 4th. During the next two meetings, the Needle Nuts will be making wet felted shawls. For more Needle Nuts pictures, check the Gallery.

Louise Schubert demonstrating wet felting

Saturday in the park learing wet felting

Pam Walker sent me pictures of the Material Girls making Creative Zippers in the May class lead by Debby Bowles.… Read the rest